Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Dr. Sam Wilkinson is a Research Fellow at the University of Edinburgh, working on the ERC-funded project, Expecting Ourselves: Embodied Prediction and the Construction of Conscious Experience (X-SPECT). He completed his PhD, which was on the nature of delusions, at Edinburgh in May 2013. He has since been a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Durham University, working on a large Wellcome Trust-funded project (Hearing the Voice) where he has been using predictive processing to make sense of the phenomenon of hearing voices. He plans to apply predictive processing to the cognition of language, other minds, and to the phenomenon of inner speech. Other research interests include the influence of emotion on perception, and the way in which predictive processing can shed light on the nature and phenomenology of conscious perceptual experience.